I ended up "woke" by default today

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by schmookeeg, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Morgan3820

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    Woo Hoo!!! 3 day weekend!!! Free too. I am going to observe this solemn occasion by washing/detailing my car and then making a BBQ lunch run in the plane. Thank you, Brandon! :thumbsup:
     
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    There's no reason for anyone outside of Texas to celebrate Juneteenth or even know what it is. Everyone who grew up and went to college in Texas took a Texas history class at least three times, and yet, many who live here don't know what it commemorates. Last year, I had to request a correction in a Juneteenth feature in our major daily paper that said it was the day the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. I have absolutely no criticism for a Montanan who didn't know what it is and thinks it's dumb to celebrate it up there.
     
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    I miss the old days.
     
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    I don't know much about Juneteenth, but Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by one Ron Karenga.
     
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    And there’s Festivus for the rest of us.
     
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    Festivus restofus. Nice touch
     
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    Without comment, seen on an Ercoupe at an fly-in breakfast in E TN last Saturday:

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    now, don't assume it was a gun. It was "weaponry" and the team member "brandished" the "weaponry"
     
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    In other news...

    My calendar is telling me today is Apple Streudel day and Monday is Ice Cream Soda day. Sounds like a delicious weekend.
     
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    Probably for the same reason that being from "Cali" is relevant to some people in many contexts.
     
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    Juneteenth is squarely on Texas. It celebrates the order in 1865 freeing the slaves there, being the last state in the Confederacy to still have slavery. The 13th amendment barring slavery in the union states came a few months later (Delaware and Kentucky still had slavery until then). It became a tradition in Texas the next year. It spread elsewhere during the "great migration" and started to increase in popularity during the 1960s civil rights movement.
     
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    I'm not sure it's any more dumb than combining Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays into a single "Presidents' Day" that typically doesn't match the date of either one. (The real tragedy of that one is that we lost a holiday! ;))
     
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    Being a believer in free speech and all, what I'm having trouble coming to terms with is the apparent asymmetry of that empennage.
     
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    My plane resembles that remark. It’s a great example of diversity in aircraft, so there.

    upload_2022-6-17_8-51-41.jpeg

    Cheers
     
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    The wider view:

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    Gorgeous plane regardless. I think the political tail art detracts, but not my plane, not my decision.
     
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    Why is the left vertical stabilizer not visible in FastEddieB's first photo? From the camera angle, it seems like it should be.
     
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    The first I heard of Juneteenth was when I lived in Savannah, GA. The beaches were mobbed by kids on that day.

    A few years ago, living in Alabama, it was assumed everyone would not show up for work on Juneteenth and the Postal US service in Atlanta was shut down. They take it more serious there than in Texas.

    My kids went through Texas history in elementary and junior high school and I had an hour long chat with the guy who was the teacher for that class. He was also a baseball coach and was by far the best and most qualified teacher I had ever met. The history class walls were absolutely covered with important Texas history events and I learned more than my kids did!
     
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    Where's the rest of the tail?
     
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    It had to go, it was too far to the left.

    Nauga,
    apolitically
     
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    Lol. Good one. But while we're here, you'reyouryore an heirohdynamic guru. Could it fly like that?
     
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    with enough power....
     
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    I couldn't agree more. I've had a lot of things shoved at me in the last few years at work that I'm not comfortable with, but Juneteenth feels like something we should have been celebrating all along. It's an important milestone for the last black slaves in the US truly being emancipated, and that's very worthy of note. PS, I don't get the day off, but my company does send a lot of notes out around reflecting and learning around that day, which I actually think is fantastic.
     
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    That'd be kinda like saying George Washingtons Birthday was only relevant to the original 13. Or Abraham Lincolns to however many there were then. Yeah yeah, they've both been merged into Presidents now, but they were both Federal Holidays not all that long ago.
     
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    Considering each of the southern states had their own emancipation day and the 13th Amendment didn’t get ratified until much later in the year and slavery didn’t stop across Texas on June 19th, 1865, I disagree.

    As for Washington, his relevance extends to every state that has been admitted to the union. I’d say much less so to the territories and outlying minor islands where the lands and the peoples have a much different experience with America than the states do.
     
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    That's the emansparticipation proclamation..
     
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    My reaction while I was in school/traditional employment: “So we’re getting a day off, right?”

    My reaction as a self-employed person: Oh, ok. Wait…. is everything going to be closed?
     
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    Well, we did learn about the Treaty of Hidaldgo, which is arguably more relevant to California history than Texas history.
     
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    The leading edges of the horizontal stab are a swept wing configuration. Not that the 100 MPH Cruise is near the sound barrier:cool:

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    Ah yes, within the context of the Mexican American War, sometimes known as the Sour Grapes Campaign.
     
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    Gotcha. Turns out Texas wasn’t the last place to officially emancipate anyway.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth
     
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    That one made the United States bigger. So pretty much relevant to US History. Kind of like the Louisiana Purchase.
     
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    That explains it. Thanks.
     
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    I love this photos. Because depending on which one you're flying, hearing someone say "the rudder pedal must be broken!" will either be funny or terrifying.
     
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    First time I flew the ‘Coupe, I started stepping on the brake and the column (for the yokes) in a turn. Didn’t take long to retrain the braino_O.

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    Happened to catch the same plane landing this morning at Cleveland, TN while waiting to takeoff:

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    It is also Father's Day. :rolleyes:
     
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    I've always found that much like every other training that I'm no better at harassment after training than I was before.
     
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    Gotta be careful with that stuff.

    Standing in a doorway one day talking to a coworker when a young lady came around the corner to enter the room so I quickly stepped out of the way and said "excuse me." She replied, "no problem, you're fine." Before I could stop myself I heard me say, "well I was before I got old!"
     
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